Norcold Classic 80's-90's Thermistor Repair Kit

($36.00) Repair Kit for Norcold Classic Thermistors 61693822

Norcold 652, 653, 662, 663, 682, 683, 876, 6052, 6053, 6062, 6063, 6082, 6083, 6162, 6163, 6182, 6183, 8662, 8663, and the 61693822 thermistor equivalents along with Many 80's-90's Service Models Not Listed. We still support your vintage and obsolete thermistor units. If you don't see your unit listed here please feel free to contact us for us to verify compatibility for your units.(OEM)

Repairing Norcold refrigerator thermistor problems has just gotten more reliable while adding adjustable cabin temperature control! The Articca ''Snip the Tip'' product means you cut off the old thermistor in the refrigerator cabin and re-wire on the adjustable Articca Thermostat. The kit includes both the thermistor and wire nuts. This kit has much longer service life as it doesn't sit on the fins and thus go through the expansion and contraction cooling cycles that causes the original thermistors to become defective. Your customer's will also have the extra value of being able to fine adjust the temperature of the refrigerator cabin by turning a thumb wheel when you are done with your Norcold thermistor repair.

This thermostat takes less than five minutes to install (instruction are provided below). The company states ''product is only to be installed by experienced technicians, incorrect installation voids all warranty and damage claims''. Although, its my opinion no one will have a problem installing it, but that is by my own admission and not the official claim and I'll have to hold you to the official word.

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Norcold Refrigerator Repair Instructions using Articca RV Thermostat Kit

Instruction to repair Norcold refrigerators using and OEM Articca thermistor kit. This manual is for qualified service technicians only and the Articca thermistor should not be installed except by professional electronic service personnel of Norcold refrigerators or trained electronic technicians of RV refrigerator repair.

Articca is void of liability for incorrect installation of part and by installing this replacement thermistor the technician is acknowledging his duty and liability to follow all the instructions and warnings in this manual. Articca also does not warrant either the fix nor the hardware that is adjoined to the new thermistor fix.

For further disclaimers please read the Eula, installation means acceptance of the terms and conditions.

Step1. Disconnect the thermsitor from the refrigerator controller board.


Warning! This step is not only the first but most important at protecting the controller board while fixing the thermistor.

Step 2. Cut the old (damaged) thermistor tip from the wire.near the thermistor tip itself.


Step 3. Next strip the individual wires 0.5'' from the end of the wire.


Step 4. Twist together the wires of the Articca sensor onto the bare wires of the provided thermistor OEM Articca replacement.


Note! The wires are not order dependent. Connection order of the wires does not matter.

Step 5a. Place bottom of the wire nuts low enough to cover and protect all exposed conductor.


Step 5b. Screw on wire nut over protruding twisted wires.


Step 5c. Repeat wire nut installation on second set of twist together wires.


Warning! Inspect and reinspect all the wire nuts and wires and make sure that good insulation is maintained everywhere.

Step 6. Peel adhesive backing from the Articca thermistor. Locate the position for the Articca thermistor. Place on side of the refrigerator compartment a 0.5-0.8 inches away from fins.


Step 7. Press the thermistor firmly with fingers until a good stick is obtained.


Note: It is important that the surface be dry and clean. Wiping condensate on the wall of the refrigerator with dry towel before applying the sticky thermistor is very important. Also, walk the fingers around the Thermistor front face several times to push the contact adhesive thoroughly on the refrigerator wall. Clear tape may be added to the wires as a strain relief and to keep away slack in the wires from interacting with food in the compartment.

Step 9. Plug the sensor plug wires back into the controller board. Opposite of Step 1



Time to fix: Approximately 5 minutes to repair Norcold refrigerator using Articca thermistor tip.

Time savings come in handy but using the thermistor replacement from Articca will also add value by allowing your customer to adjust the temperature settings inside their refrigerator. It is important to set the white arrow to 33 – 39 F for a first time setting (usually this is factory default). Also let the RV owner know that he has the ability to fine adjust his refrigerator temperature after your fix.

Special thanks to Jake Berndt of Wisconsin for the time and effort to make this product available.





Also we provide a link to our competitive offering, this alternative kit in my opinion offers no advantages and costs more in time, money and work. But we feel the company listed offers a very professional and reputable sales force and would recommend them if you decide to buy our competitor's product:


Norcold Parts Store - http://norcoldparts.com/n1095-parts/norcold-thermistor-assembly-620871-fits-the-1200-1210-models/

For instructions on how to check a thermistor:


e-How - How to Check an Norcold RV thermisitor http://www.ehow.com/how_5671704_check-thermistor-rv-refrigerator.html

Free Norcold Refrigerator Service Manuals (.pdf download) can be found here:


Norcold Service Manual Downloads http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/

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For Norcold refrigerator fault diagnosis please visit these page


Norcold refrigerator fault diagnosis http://www.gasrefrigeration.net/faultdiagnosis.htm
FixYa Norcold refrigerator fault diagnosis http://www.fixya.com/support/p544199-thetford_norcold_rv_cooler_freezer

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For Norcold refrigerator models visit this page


Newest line of Norcold refrigerators http://www.thetford.com/HOME/PRODUCTS/NorcoldIncRefrigerators/tabid/195/Default.aspx